Redbrick: "The Smiths: There is a Band That Will Never Die Out" (November 3, 2019)

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TV Editor Catrin Osborne discusses the legacy of The Smiths as a quintessential university band.

Excerpt:

"Within the ephemeral online culture of Gen Z (those of us born after 1996) has risen the phenomenon of posting explicitly depressive statements which draws parallels with many of Morrisey’s lyrics. No song by The Smiths exemplifies this better than ‘How Soon is Now?’. A song that pairs Johnny Marr’s jangly guitar with Morrisey’s lamentations on the experience of a failed night out where he concludes ‘And you go home and you cry / And you want to die’. This juxtaposition between joyous instrumental and sorrowful lyrics seems as popular now as it was when it was released. Dubbed ‘sadfishing,’ young people are oversharing their emotions online in the modern age and this is reflected in a lot of popular music. However, there is nothing new about Billie Eilish singing ‘I wanna end me’ over a fast-paced, dance beat. The Smiths did that over a decade before today’s students were even born."

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snoddywilko

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Said the anonymous poster without fully understanding the concept of irony.

Your comment is redundant as we are all anonymous here.

However, some of us use only one account/username, unlike others like Peter Finan/you.


The only real question is: why do people who claim to despise Morrissey spend their entire waking existence on a website for fans of the man & his music?

There is obviously a huge void left in Peters life that he’s unable to fill in any other way.

Tragic.

(update: unsurprisingly, yet another troll rating from Trill; funny how he objects to any post where I criticise Peter Finan/himself. There’s no way on Earth they’re the same person. Ha ha )
 
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Anonymous

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The Smiths are and always be Legendary, and young people who discover them, day after day.

university-college, errr no , John Peel get's the credits for playing them from start till long after the split,

sorry for this of topic new
The only on topic entry on this site for 3 pages.
The Smiths weren't a university band,they were a generational band from every walk of life.

There is a site and I hope it dies out
There is a site and I hope it dies out
a site, a site la la la la la la...........
 

PuppetParrot

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my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
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my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
my name is Peter Finan & I’m a self-repeat machine
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Etc etc etc

Currently posting as Radish noir.
 

Morrissey's left nut

HA HA HAHA HAHA
Let's take these point by point before you all jump all over it hysterically wetting yourselves with glee, shall we?

  • Not a week goes by without Morrisey’s [sic] big mouth striking again.
Well that's using the most boring, un-inventive, copy-cat & over used press cliche...at that point I'd lost any real interest, &, added to the fact she incorrectly spells 'Morrisey', the article had already lost all credibility as far as I was concerned. Those schoolgirl errors aside, it's actually false, & a complete gross exaggeration for a start. Give me a week by week list of things where 'bigmouth' has struck 'again'..if it's not false, as I say, then provide this 'not a week goes by' timeline of evidence.
Yes that's correct but someone with half a brain would look beyond the headline to find the correct context in which it was used (I have but I can't be arsed to type it in here - go use google), & when did he say this? errmm 2010 FFS
Yep this is correct - so what? he can wear what he wants; you make your own interpretation why he did so...has Moz voted for them? have you looked, read & understood what they (FB) stand for?
Yep he probably did, so what? does it have any real relevance today? have you read any history relevant to that period? what did Hitler stand for? was it left or right in today's context? is socialism left wing? isn't Corbyn left wing? Take a look at Jossey written in 2018 who references Hayek..it's an interesting read, if you have an open mind...or even a mind of your own
True, but it is a fact that Khan cannot speak proper English, he speaks estuary English. For a man in the office of 'Mayor of London' I personally find that appalling
Yes it was his right to remove a protester from his concert;
Has anyone proved otherwise?

The facts are, & let's be totally frank, I can safely say, without fear of contradiction, that all of this is regurgitated stuff, some of it almost a decade old.

If you want to revel in more of the same, & feel it supports your cause, then crack on fools, but my conclusion remains the same, it's regurgitation of the Sturges article, which in itself was regurgitation of someone else's article & I therefore conclude, it's another 'no mark article'.
Pity that mental gymnastics aren't actual gymnastics, otherwise you'd be ready to compete on an olympic level.
 

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